The Ecological Forecasting Initiative and the ESA Statistical Ecology Section are hosting Dr. Ben Bolker for the November call in the Statistical Methods Seminar Series. Dr. Bolker is the Director of the School for Computational Science and Engineering and Acting Associate Chair for Mathematics at McMaster University. His interests include spatial, theoretical, mathematical, computational and statistical ecology, evolution and epidemiology, plant community, ecosystem, and epidemic dynamics. He has two books, including Ecological Models and Data in R, and co-authors a Very Short Introduction to Infectious Disease with Marta Wayne. Dr. Bolker maintains a popular GLMM FAQ, and repository with miscellaneous mixed models resources.